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6th March 2013

Game Connection Announces Nominees for Indie Game Competition

game connectionGame Connection has today announced the list of Selected Projects for Game Connection America 2013, 15 game developers and their projects that have been nominated for the prestigious “Best Project 2013” award. Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest is open to console, mobile, PC, social, casual, and online games at any stage of development and from any genre, and will be decided by the Game Connection Advisory Board at Game Connection America 2013, held March 25-27 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2013

iGO3D Research Findings Released to Help Game Developers Launch Effective Titles

igo3dThe immersive game industry stands on the cusp of dramatic change following two years of specialized research conducted by Interactive Games Ontario 3D (iGO3D), an alliance of Ontario universities and leading game companies launched in early 2011. With total funding valued at C$635,000, iGO3D’s findings include everything from developing a better understanding of stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) gaming to pioneering new techniques in S-3D visual game design. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

TechNavio Global Video Game Report 2011 – 2015 Available For Purchase From Research And Markets

research and marketsResearch And Markets has added The Global Video Game Market 2011 – 2015 report by TechNavio to its offerings, with prices starting at $ 1500.00 USD. TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Video Game market to grow at a CAGR of 7.27 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing parental acceptance of video games in emerging countries. The Global Video Game market has also been witnessing the increase in the development of video games based on popular characters and movies. However, the increasing piracy of video games could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Chillingo and Samsung Announce 100% Indie Developer Program

mini-orbyMobile game publisher EA Chillingo and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have announced a partnership to fuel the mobile games developer community and provide unparalleled revenue opportunities. Spearheaded by Chillingo founders, Chris Byatte and Joe Wee, 100% Indie aims to inspire, foster and support indie developers around the world. Starting on March 4, developers can visit the site and submit their games for consideration to Samsung’s mobile apps marketplace, Samsung Apps. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th February 2013

GDC Opportunities For BC Game Developers

Province of BCVia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training: The Government of British Columbia will once again help to support B.C. companies at GDC in San Francisco this March 26-29 through the support of various venues and events. This year, there will be a British Columbia booth on the GDC trade show floor that we would like your company to leverage as much as possible. To complement the B.C. booth, we will include a marketing initiative on the B.C. videogame sector.  It will consist of graphics, literature, and video-footage.  The booth will also include meeting space for you use. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

Unite 2013 Call for Speakers

Unity Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, today announced that Call for Speakers for Unite 2013, taking place in Vancouver on August 28-30, has now begun and submissions will be accepted through April 3, 2013. Tickets are already on sale, and Early bird registration discounts are available through April 22. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th February 2013

BioWare Founders To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At 13th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards

BiowareThe 13th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCAs), the leading peer-based awards celebrating game development, will honor Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk , co-founders of the award-winning BioWare™ studio, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to the art and science of games.  The Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony takes place Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 pm at the Moscone Convention Center during the 2013 Game Developers Conference® (GDC) in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th February 2013

Unity Working with BlackBerry to Create Deployment Add-on for BlackBerry 10

blackberryBlackBerry and Unity Technologies have announced that they are working together to create a Unity deployment add-on product for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones, empowering Unity’s over 1.5 million strong developer community to publish their games on these powerful platforms. The deployment tools will also be available for BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablets when they run the BlackBerry 10 OS. BlackBerry 10 will now be one of the premiere mobile platforms supported by the market-leading Unity engine. The deployment tool is currently in development by Unity Technologies and BlackBerry, and will be released as an add-on option for Unity. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th February 2013

Betable Announces Partnership With Frima Studio’s New Real-Money Gaming Division 3OAK

3oakUK-based Betable, a platform that enables developers to legally offer real-money play in their games, has announced a partnership with Frima Studio. Betable will power games developed by Frima’s newly launched real-money gaming division 3OAK, which in addition to producing conventional free-to-play social casino games, will develop original titles that incorporate real-money play mechanics into popular social gameplay experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th January 2013

TransGaming Secures SwiftShader Software Patent

transgamingMultiplatform deployer of video games TransGaming Inc. has secured a milestone patent for key proprietary technology that forms the core of TransGaming’s SwiftShader product, the world’s fastest pure-software 3D graphics renderer. SwiftShader has been licensed by industry-leading technology providers such as Adobe, Citrix, and Google, and is an essential component for a broad range of products from web browsers to defense and medical imaging applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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